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Miracle Whip Light Contain Gluten?


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#1 climbmtwhitney

 
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:36 AM

Hello!

I've researched this all morning but can't find a current answer. Is Kraft Miracle Whip LIGHT gluten free? Kraft lists the REGULAR as gluten-free, but doesn't list the LIGHT. Does anyone know??? I've only been diagnosed 6 weeks and I've stopped progressing. It coincides with figuring out that Miracle Whip Light tastes great on my chicken! So know I'm wondering if I've really screwed up! :o I've contacted Kraft, but no response yet. Any clue?

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:10 AM

Hello!

I've researched this all morning but can't find a current answer. Is Kraft Miracle Whip LIGHT gluten free? Kraft lists the REGULAR as gluten-free, but doesn't list the LIGHT. Does anyone know??? I've only been diagnosed 6 weeks and I've stopped progressing. It coincides with figuring out that Miracle Whip Light tastes great on my chicken! So know I'm wondering if I've really screwed up! :o I've contacted Kraft, but no response yet. Any clue?

Thanks!
Sonya



Kraft's policy is to always list all forms of gluten. If wheat, barely, malt or rye are not clearly listed on the ingredient listing or allergen statement, it is gluten free.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:00 PM

On the other hand, Miracle Whip Light has never been gluten free, so I would not trust it. If you read in the forums, you will find it has always contained gluten.

Kraft says it always tells you the ingredients...why do M&M's, Snickers, Oreo cookies (Nabisco is a division of Kraft), some Ritz Crackers...all contain melamine??? That's an ingredient, and we were not told about it.

I never did trust Kraft totally, and now I know I won't again!
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:17 PM

"On the other hand, Miracle Whip Light has never been gluten free, so I would not trust it. If you read in the forums, you will find it has always contained gluten."


That's my concern. Kraft carefully lists all the "versions" of their gluten-free products. They include "regular", "light", and "free" for condiments. And, the Miracle Whip only says "regular". Hmmmm. Then I looked it up and other folks on the web said that the "light" variety wasn't gluten free, but that was ancient info. Obviously, I won't use it anymore if I'm not sure. But, being new at this I was REALLY hoping to find out if it's stalled my healing since I eat it daily. And, my progress has definitely gone backward. Has anybody been glutened by it???

Thanks for everyone's responses!

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:43 PM

...I've stopped progressing. It coincides with figuring out that Miracle Whip Light tastes great on my chicken!


I think you have your answer.

Unless, of course, there's another ingredient in the product that's giving you symptoms.

My general policy is to stick with products that actually say "gluten free" unless I can get a response from the company - or someone on this forum has done so and posted the reply.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

http://www.kraft.com...reeProducts.htm

Why not just try the Miracle Whip and loose the "Lite". I find it difficult to believe that Miracle Whip is gluten free, but the "Lite" version is not.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:17 PM

I find it difficult to believe that Miracle Whip is gluten free, but the "Lite" version is not.


I found this difficult to believe too, yet my sister, who is a celiac, and a dietician, called and asked, was told that Miracle Whip Light definitely contains gluten. She doesn't eat it, and I believe her when she says it contains gluten!
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

Here is Kraft's labeling policy http://www.kraftfood...ree_0623031.pdf

What 'list' are you referring to?

"We do not issue letters/lists regarding this subject because letters are only as good as the day they are written."

http://www.kraftfood...lergybasics.htm
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:32 AM

There is NO Kraft list. There hasn't been for many, many, many years. Any "list" would be at last 7 years old, maybe a decade.

It's very simple. Read the ingredients. No wheat, rye or barley, it's gluten-free. Wheat, rye or barley is listed, it's not gluten-free. Kraft was one of the first to do this and one of the first to regularly list allergens.

darlindeb says:

"Kraft says it always tells you the ingredients...why do M&M's, Snickers, Oreo cookies (Nabisco is a division of Kraft), some Ritz Crackers...all contain melamine??? That's an ingredient, and we were not told about it. "

This is what Kraft says:

"Kraft does not use Chinese milk ingredients in US products or in any products made outside of China. Of the products we make in China, some do contain low levels of milk ingredients from that country. And we’re testing these ingredients to ensure their safety. While Kraft exports some of these products into a limited number of Asian countries, we do not export any products containing Chinese milk ingredients into North America, Europe, Latin America or Africa.

There have been questions about the ingredients used in our Oreo products made in China. Oreo products do not contain Chinese milk ingredients, no matter where they are made or sold."

Do you have evidence this statement is a lie? Or do you distrust Kraft just because you feel like it?
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:50 AM

This is what Kraft says:

"Kraft does not use Chinese milk ingredients in US products or in any products made outside of China. Of the products we make in China, some do contain low levels of milk ingredients from that country. And we’re testing these ingredients to ensure their safety. While Kraft exports some of these products into a limited number of Asian countries, we do not export any products containing Chinese milk ingredients into North America, Europe, Latin America or Africa.

There have been questions about the ingredients used in our Oreo products made in China. Oreo products do not contain Chinese milk ingredients, no matter where they are made or sold."

Do you have evidence this statement is a lie? Or do you distrust Kraft just because you feel like it?


Where's the link Richard? If you are going to make a statement like that, then back it with a link. It's been all over the newspapers about M&M's, Snickers, Oreo's, Ritz's Crackers...all made by Kraft. I want to see a link, just as you are always telling us! You need to prove your points too.

Besides, this is a blanket statement:

Kraft does not use Chinese milk ingredients in US products or in any products made outside of China

They are saying they do not use Chinese milk products in US products or products made outside of China,,,they are not saying they do not use Chinese products at all

http://www.nola.com/...t=international

South Korea finds 4 more melamine-tainted products
10/4/2008, 9:59 a.m. CDT
By JAE-SOON CHANG
The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's food watchdog has ordered four more Chinese-made food products to be destroyed after they were found to contain the industrial chemical melamine.

Melamine was found in Snickers Peanut Funsize and M&Ms chocolate milk made by Mars, as well as KitKat wafers made by Nestle and a biscuit manufactured by Lotte Confectionery Co., the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Saturday.

The test results raise the number of known melamine-tainted food products imported to South Korea from China to 10.

About 430 Chinese-made products using dairy ingredients have already been pulled from store shelves and put into storage pending tests.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said small amounts of melamine — less than 2.5 parts per million — are not harmful in most foods, except baby formula.

The South Korean tests found 1.78 parts per million of melamine in Snickers bars, 2.38 parts per million in M&Ms, 2.89 parts per million for KitKats, and up to 3.36 parts per million in the Lotte biscuits.

Lotte and Mars Korea said they were withdrawing their products. Comments from Nestle Korea were not immediately available.

Last week, Seoul suspended imports of all Chinese-made foods using dairy ingredients.

In China, melamine-tainted milk formula has sickened more than 54,000 children, mainly with kidney problems, and is blamed for the deaths of at least four infants.

Melamine is believed to have been added to Chinese milk to artificially boost its apparent protein level.

© 2008 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved


I still believe, you can not believe everything a company tells you!!!
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:00 AM

I stopped using the stuff altogether and buy wegmans light mayo now, which is labeled gluten-free. Helmans mayo's also list gluten-free but thier light versions contain phosporic acid, stuff I stay away from. Light miricle whip also has sucralose- gross!!
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:52 AM

"I want to see a link, just as you are always telling us! You need to prove your points too."

Where's the link? Why, it's at Kraft's consumer alert page! Imagine that!

http://kraft.com/Med...ent_update.aspx

Now, let's take a look at the story you provided.

"The test results raise the number of known melamine-tainted food products imported to South Korea from China to 10."

Let's see now, South Korea. Hmmm, last time I looked, this was the USA. And lo and behold the Kraft statement says those products that are made in China do NOT COME TO THE U.S. Again, China-made products containing milk do NOT come to the U.S.

The FDA has not issued any warnings. Kraft says those products don't come to the U.S. So please explain again why you think we are eating melamine-tainted products by Kraft. And this time please provide a link showing that those products are indeed reaching the U.S. or Europe.

BTW, I looked at the ingredients for Miracle Whip Lite. No wheat, rye or barley. Of course I can't guarantee anything about contamination, but as formulated, it's meant to be gluten-free.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:37 AM

"Melamine was found in Snickers Peanut Funsize and M&Ms chocolate milk made by Mars, as well as KitKat wafers made by Nestle and a biscuit manufactured by Lotte Confectionery Co., the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Saturday."

None of these products are made by Kraft. How is this relevant?
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:21 PM

Let's see now, South Korea. Hmmm, last time I looked, this was the USA. And lo and behold the Kraft statement says those products that are made in China do NOT COME TO THE U.S. Again, China-made products containing milk do NOT come to the U.S.

The FDA has not issued any warnings. Kraft says those products don't come to the U.S. So please explain again why you think we are eating melamine-tainted products by Kraft. And this time please provide a link showing that those products are indeed reaching the U.S. or Europe.


Sarcasm does not become you Richard. The Associated Press says it has come to the USA. I have never believed Kraft to be as nice as you want everyone to believe they are. Kraft also will say what it wants us to hear, of course, they are not going to tell us to stop buying their product. Read the newspapers yourself, I provided the links needed, if you want to hide your head in the sand, that's your problem. They have already said the FDA is researching all this...it takes time, doesn't happen overnight, just like it didn't happen overnight tainting all these foods and killing little babies.

PSawyer

"Melamine was found in Snickers Peanut Funsize and M&Ms chocolate milk made by Mars, as well as KitKat wafers made by Nestle and a biscuit manufactured by Lotte Confectionery Co., the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Saturday."

None of these products are made by Kraft. How is this relevant?


Snickers and M&M's are made by Mars, a division of Kraft. Look it up, just as Nabisco is a division of Kraft. I had not heard about the KitKats yet. Anyways, Mars and Nabisco are Kraft...now do you see why it's relevant?
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"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:38 PM

Snickers and M&M's are made by Mars, a division of Kraft. Look it up, just as Nabisco is a division of Kraft. I had not heard about the KitKats yet. Anyways, Mars and Nabisco are Kraft...now do you see why it's relevant?

Mars is NOT Kraft; it is privately owned by the Mars family and has nothing to do with Kraft, unless some of the family members happen to own a few Kraft shares.

Nestle SA, the maker of KitKat, is a publicly held company with headquarters in Switzerland and, again, has no connection with Kraft.

Nabisco is owned by Kraft, but none of the products you mentioned are made by Nabisco.

So, I still wonder, how is what you said in any way relevant to Kraft?

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